September 5, 2017

International Literacy Day – September 8th

Commemorated on September 8th every year, International Literacy Day, addresses current challenges and looks to innovative solutions to further boost literacy in the future.  It also promotes literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies. The theme this year is “Literacy in a digital world” and we at the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission would like to encourage you to improve all areas of your life, including your access to information, knowledge management, networking and social services, […]
August 10, 2017

TTSEC Commemorates International Youth Day 2017

Every year, on August 12, the world collectively acknowledges the importance and value of our youth. Young people all over the world at different stages of development, existing in different socio-economic settings, aspire to fully participate in society. One means whereby the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) facilitates youth development is by educating them on the value of economic independence. According to ‘The World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement’, ‘the transition from youth to adulthood marks […]
July 31, 2017

The World of Bitcoins

We’ve been hearing a lot about bitcoins lately and are still trying to figure out if they will last throughout the ages as a profitable investment. According to Virtual Vertigo in, The Economist: “Anyone clever or lucky enough to have bought $1,000 of bitcoins in July 2010, when the price stood at $0.05, would now have a stash worth $46m. Other cryptocurrencies have soared, too, giving them a collective market value of about $80bn. However, ascents this steep are rarely […]
June 21, 2017

Do you have an Emergency Fund? Maybe it’s time to invest in one.

Your future is unpredictable. The old adage, ‘It’s better to be safe than sorry’, is becoming more evident every day with unexpected weather conditions, vehicular accidents and medical emergencies. We never know what the future may hold, so it’s always best to be prepared. Many financial planners and investment advisers will recommend establishing an emergency fund for you and your family. It should ideally be one of your highest savings priorities. These five tips will help you set goals and […]